Membership

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Support Wikimedia Australia by becoming a member today! Membership is [[w:AUD|AUD]]$40/year ([[w:AUD|AUD]]$20/year concession).
:''For a condensed membership page suitable for printing to give out at events, [[:File:WMAU membership form (printable).pdf|printable PDF]] or see [[Membership/handout]].''


Benefits of becoming a member include:
Support Wikimedia Australia by becoming a member today!


Membership is currently [[w:AUD|A]]$9.95 a year for Australians and residents of Pacific islands without an established chapter. 
As well as being part of a huge, evolving worldwide movement that is transforming the availability of free knowledge and cultural works, the benefits of becoming a member include:
* [[rules|voting rights]] at meetings
* [[rules|voting rights]] at meetings
* [[accounts|officialwiki editing rights]]  
* [[accounts|officialwiki editing rights]]  
* access to special members-only mailing lists
* access to members-only mailing lists
* the chance to steer Wikimedia Australia's direction and influence the [[m:Chapter-selected Board seats|Wikimedia Foundation chapter-selected Board seats]]
* the chance to steer Wikimedia Australia's direction and have input to the Wikimedia movement through [[m:Chapter-selected Board seats|the chapter-selected trustees]] on the Wikimedia Foundation board.
* probable future discounts, and  
 
* [[warm fuzzies|other warm fuzzies]].
Before you join, you may be interested in reading our [[rules]] and especially our [[Statement of Purpose|statement of purpose]].


Before you join you may be interested in reading our [[rules]] and especially our [[Statement of Purpose]].
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==How to become a member of Wikimedia Australia==
==How to become a member of Wikimedia Australia==
[[Image:MembershipRegistrationForm.png|350px|thumb|right|An example of a completed signup form, with all required fields filled in correctly.]]
# Fill out and submit the [{{Membership form URL}} application form]. Be sure all of the submitted information is correct.
# Fill out and submit the registration form at the [http://membership.wikimedia.org.au/memberdb/index.php?page=signup Member Database]. Be sure all the submitted information is correct.
# You'll receive a confirmation email.
# You will receive a confirmation email with the subject ''Application for Wikimedia Australia Membership'' asking you to confirm your email address by clicking a link.
# If your application is approved, you'll receive another email to inform you that the membership dues are pending.
# After you confirm your email address, your application is then sent to the committee for approval. (This should normally take around three working days.)
# Once we've received your payment you'll receive a confirmation email to inform you of your current status, and you'll be added to the members mailing list (unless you request otherwise). The email address you provided will be the primary method of contact (unless you request otherwise).
# If your application is approved, you will receive another email with the subject ''New Wikimedia Australia Membership Status: Pending - Pending''. '''This email contains information about how you pay your membership fees at the relative rates - ([[w:AUD|AUD]]$40/year, [[w:AUD|AUD]]$20/year concession).'''
# Once the secretary confirms that your payment has been received, your new membership status will be ''Member - Ordinary Member''. You will receive a confirmation email to inform you of the status change. The secretary will automatically add you to the members mailing list unless you request otherwise. The email address you provided will be the primary method of contact regarding all Wikimedia Australia meetings and other events, unless you inform the secretary otherwise.


==Renewal of membership==
==Renewal of membership==
 
'''Membership renewals''' are payable in advance on or before 1 July in each year. Got any questions? Please email the treasurer at {{nospam|treasurer|wikimedia.org.au}}. We'd be delighted to help.
'''Membership renewal''' is due by '''July 1, 2009'''.
 
The committee approved two motions at the March 2009, meeting:-
 
1) That members joining and paying a subscription after 1 April in any financial year, be fully paid up until the end of the following financial year.
 
The purpose of this motion is give a concession to those joining late in the financial year. Anyone joining now will be covered until June 30, 2010. Please urge you friends to joint now.
 
2) For the 2009- 2010 financial year only, members, who paid prior to 1 April 2009, may pay half of the appropriate subscription for the 2009 - 2010 financial year, provided the payment is paid before the due date of 1 July, 2009 (I anticipate some laxness on this point, but the rules do specify a due date so we should not formally alter it).
 
Since we started the association late in 2008, and most members paid in December 2008, or early in 2009, they have in effect only had half a years membership. This motion means that the foundation members who joined before April 1, 2009, will pay half the normal rate for the 2009 - 2010 year. That is they will pay $20 for normal membership and $10 for
concession membership, provided it is is paid in advance before 1 July.
 
Remember, the half-price rates only apply if you renew before July.
 
If you have any questions, please email the Treasurer at {{nospam|treasurer|wikimedia.org.au}}


===How to renew===
===How to renew===
Simply make a payment (according to [[Membership#Payment_methods|Payment methods]]) with a comment including your name and if there is room, also the word "renewal", and also email the treasurer ({{nospam|treasurer|wikimedia.org.au}}). It's not necessary to do anything in memberDB for renewing.
Simply [[Membership#Payment_methods|make a payment]] with a comment including your name and—if there's room—the word "renewal"; please also email the treasurer ({{nospam|treasurer|wikimedia.org.au}}). You don't need to do anything in memberDB for renewing.
 
==Payment methods==
At this time, the available payment methods are listed below. Further payment types may be added at a later stage.


* Direct Deposit (highly preferred)
==Late joiners==
* Cheque or Money Order
Good news! Members who join and pay a subscription after 1 April in any financial year are regarded as fully paid-up until the end of the ''following'' financial year.
===Cheques and money orders===
Should be sent to:


Wikimedia Australia, Inc.
{{/Payment methods}}
PO Box 114
Sorrento, VIC 3943
Australia
 
With an accompanying note mentioning your name, email address and the purpose of the payment (e.g. joining, renewing).
 
===Direct deposit===
''If you pay via international tranfer, our SWIFT Code is BENDAU3B. Please add [[w:AUD|AUD]]$2 for the bank fee.''
 
Bank details:
* BSB: 633-000
* Account No.: 134821859
* Account name: Wikimedia Australia Incorporated
* SWIFT Code: BENDAU3B (only for international transfers)


==Problems?==
==Problems?==
If at any time you have problems or you want to ask about the progress/status of your application, please contact the Secretary at {{nospam|secretary|wikimedia.org.au}}.
If at any time you have problems or you want to ask about the progress/status of your application, please contact the Secretary at {{nospam|secretary|wikimedia.org.au}}.
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[[Category:Applications]]
[[Category:Secretary]]

Latest revision as of 07:25, 11 November 2019

For a condensed membership page suitable for printing to give out at events, printable PDF or see Membership/handout.

Support Wikimedia Australia by becoming a member today!

Membership is currently A$9.95 a year for Australians and residents of Pacific islands without an established chapter.

As well as being part of a huge, evolving worldwide movement that is transforming the availability of free knowledge and cultural works, the benefits of becoming a member include:

Before you join, you may be interested in reading our rules and especially our statement of purpose.

Join Wikimedia Australia

How to become a member of Wikimedia Australia

  1. Fill out and submit the application form. Be sure all of the submitted information is correct.
  2. You'll receive a confirmation email.
  3. If your application is approved, you'll receive another email to inform you that the membership dues are pending.
  4. Once we've received your payment you'll receive a confirmation email to inform you of your current status, and you'll be added to the members mailing list (unless you request otherwise). The email address you provided will be the primary method of contact (unless you request otherwise).

Renewal of membership

Membership renewals are payable in advance on or before 1 July in each year. Got any questions? Please email the treasurer at treasurer-at-wikimedia.org.au. We'd be delighted to help.

How to renew

Simply make a payment with a comment including your name and—if there's room—the word "renewal"; please also email the treasurer (treasurer-at-wikimedia.org.au). You don't need to do anything in memberDB for renewing.

Late joiners

Good news! Members who join and pay a subscription after 1 April in any financial year are regarded as fully paid-up until the end of the following financial year.

Payment methods

At this time, the available payment methods are listed below in order of our preference. Further payment types may be added at a later stage.

  1. Direct deposit (much preferred)
  2. Cheque or money order

Direct deposit

A direct deposit can be made at any Westpac branch or via internet banking.

Wikimedia Australia's Westpac account details are as follows:

  • BSB: 033-341
  • Account Number: 594901
  • Account name: Wikimedia Australia Incorporated

For a list of Westpac branches please see the locations page of Westpac's website westpac.com.au.

Cheques and money orders

Please send to:

Wikimedia Australia, Inc.
PO Box 2062
Bennettswood VIC 3125
Australia

With an accompanying note mentioning your name, email address and the purpose of the payment (e.g. joining, renewing).


Problems?

If at any time you have problems or you want to ask about the progress/status of your application, please contact the Secretary at secretary-at-wikimedia.org.au.

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